Joseph E. Persico

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Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer, served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a speechwriter for Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. His latest work, Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II, was published in May 2012

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June 1973

The city panicked with fear of the Mafia when the police chief was murdered

April/may 1982

The Dean of American Movie Men at Seventy-Five

April/may 1985

Forty years ago, a tangle of chaotic events led to the death of Hitler, the surrender of the Nazis, and the end of World War II in Europe

July/August 1994

Justice served nearly fifty years ago in a wrecked German city still casts its eight and shadow over much of the world

Spring 2012

Debate over America's involvement in World War II came to a head in July 1941 as the Senate argued over a draft extension bill. The decision would have profound consequences for the nation.